Jack Goff remains confident that he can secure a top five finish in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) after the competition reached the half-way stage at Croft on Sunday.

A move to Triple Eight Racing over the winter has seen the 24-year-old become the model of consistency this season, with three more solid finishes in the latest round of races meaning he has finished outside of the top ten in only two of the 15 races to this point.

But while Goff is pleased with his efforts thus far, the Stokenchurch native wants to secure the podiums that will catapult him up the standings from his current position of tenth.

He said: "Coming out of the first week with a podium and leading the championship your expectations generally jump a level straight away but we have to remember what our expectations were at the start of the year.

"We said top eights every weekend is a good weekend, considering the quality that’s on the grid this year. I think any driver would straight away say that they want to be fighting for podiums and race wins.

"We’ve got a bit of a break now, we’re going to go away and really focus on getting that last little bit out of the car."

Goff and the rest of the BTCC field have to wait until round six rolls into Snetterton on 8-9 August for their next taste of action, and last instalment at Croft will only have served to whet fans of the sports appetite after an action packed weekend in Yorkshire.

Last time out, Oulton Park’s narrow track had made the races a procession but at Croft cars were colliding, crashing and overtaking regularly, with Goff taken some damage himself en route to two tenth place and one eighth place finish after he had qualified in eighth place for race one.

"It was another three top ten finishes and we can’t really argue with that," said Goff.

"There’s only been one race in which we haven’t finished in the top ten and that was one that finished in the wall.

"Qualifying was a bit of a nightmare – not a nightmare but we got some traffic on our best lap which cost us a tenth or two and that would have put us P4 or P5, and that would have obviously been better than P8.

"We always knew that the rear wheel drive cars would have a massive advantage round Croft – they always have done. We were battling against the other front wheel drive cars and even with traffic in qualifying we were about a tenth or two off the top Honda, so we weren’t a million miles away.

"It could have been a bit better had we not had the traffic but it was the same for everybody I guess."

Goff hasn’t been on the podium since the first weekend of the championship at Brands Hatch back in April and he is as desperate as ever to win his first race in the BTCC.

This is the former Clio Cup champion’s second season in the championship and he remains confident of picking up his maiden victory in the five races that remain this season.

"I would love to finish in the top five of the championship – that’s what I’m aiming for," he said.

"Croft is one of our bogey tracks and so is Thruxton, so two of our worst tracks are off the calendar now.

"The last track on the calendar which is going to be a bit of a problem for us is going to be Knockhill, but I think that certainly Silverstone, Snetterton, Rockingham and Brands Hatch GP are quite good for us.

"I need podiums. Podiums get you points and points make prizes, so that’s the aim for the rest of the year."